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"COMING TOGETHER IS A Beginning...

WORKING TOGETHER IS Success"

 

Henry Ford 

How Do I Get Involved?

Interested in a leadership position by serving on the Yakima Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors or on a committee?
 

In order to be eligible to serve as a director, the nominee shall have served actively on REALTOR® committees OR as a REALTOR® Director within the preceding ten (10) years.

 

The 2022 Secretary Treasurer position is available. To be eligible to serve as YAR Secretary Treasurer the nominee shall have served at least one (1) year as a Director to the Yakima Association of REALTORS® within the preceding five-year span.

 

If you're interested in becoming a Board Member, where you will help make decisions for your association, there is still time to get your name on the ballot. Ballots are scheduled to be emailed out to members by November 9, 2021.

To apply for a Director position, please send an email with a bio and statement as to why you want to serve on the Board of Directors to Jennifer Hawks-Conright at jennifer@yarmls.com.

To apply to serve on a committee, please click on the button below!

List of Committees:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Purpose: To conduct the affairs of the Association in accordance with the policies and instructions of the Board of Directors.

 

The President, or chair, is empowered to form special committees, task forces, work groups, advisory work groups and Presidential Advisory Groups (PAGs) to accomplish the objectives of the strategic plan and to address issues, programs and activities within the adopted policies and budget.

 

The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Association’s overall goals are met. The Executive Committee’s agenda should focus on YAR’s strategic initiatives and oversight of allocation processes and results. The Committee shall review all standing committee actions.

 

Composition: The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary / Treasurer, and Immediate Past President. In addition, the Association Executive shall serve in ex-officio, non-voting capacity.

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE        

Purpose: To serve as an advisory committee concerning budgeting and planning utilization and control of financial resources.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of the Treasurer, who shall serve as chair, the President, the President – Elect, two (2) Board Members, the AE and Financial Administrator as non-voting Ex-Officio members.

 

 

ASSOCIATION OPERATION COMMITTEE         

Purpose: Assure a stable, but flexible structure of governance to keep the Association focused on the needs of the members.

 

The Chair is empowered to form special committees, task forces, and advisory work groups to accomplish the objectives of the strategic plan and to address issues, programs and activities within the adopted policies and budget.

 

The Committee will be held responsible for providing input consistent with the Strategic Plan, Policy and Bylaw Review, and Compliance. A special task force for Installation Planning and Annual Meeting/Luncheons will be held under this committee.

 

A special Strategic Planning Task Force will be formed each year and will be chaired by the President-Elect. Members of the task force will be appointed by the President. This task force will no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) times per year to review and revise the Strategic Plan, as per NAR Core Standards guidelines.

 

Composition: The Committee will consist of at-large members and the chairs and vice chairs of the two event tasks forces.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Purpose: Address strategies, programs, and basic capacities of Association business practices through its own direct action or by the creation of special committees, task forces and advisory work groups.

 

The Chair is empowered to form special committees, task forces, workgroups and advisory work groups to accomplish the objectives of the strategic plan and to address issues, programs and activities within the adopted policies and budget.

 

The Committee will be held responsible for providing input consistent with the shared focus as directed by the Executive Committee.

Composition: The Committee will consist at-large members and the chairs and vice chairs of the special committees.

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Purpose: Assure a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the association and industry by developing and promoting strategies, programs, and member engagement. The Committee will provide input to the Executive Committee consistent with the YAR strategic plan.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of a Chair and Vice Chair plus members who shall serve for full two-year terms. The Chair will be appointed by the President.

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Purpose: To promote and communicate the goals and politics of the REALTOR® movement through appropriate programs and methods to the public and to the Real Estate Community.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of a Chair and Vice Chair plus members who shall serve at-large.

 

 

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE     

Purpose: To coordinate and promote legislation which recognizes private property rights and the interest of the real estate industry, and to defend against legislation which is detrimental to industry rights and interests; to promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating REALTORS® to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs; encourage the understanding of the nature and actions of government as to important political issues, candidates and office holders. The Committee vets and engages with candidates with an eye towards making endorsements and when appropriate, committing funding to their campaigns.  In addition, they consider the Independent Expenditure (IE) process and receive recommendations from members to apply this tool to appropriate issues and candidates as only GA-approved candidates can receive IE support.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of a Chair and Vice-Chair plus members who shall serve at-large.

 

 

REALTORS® POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Purpose: To coordinate the political affairs and REALTOR® PAC functions of the Association. The Committee is empowered to form special committees, task forces, and work groups to accomplish the objectives of the strategic plan and to address issues, programs and activities within the adopted policies and budget.

 

Composition: The Committee shall consist of a chair, vice-chair, and members at-large.

 

 

GRIEVANCE & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE    

Purpose: Address strategies, programs, and issues regarding the enforcement of the Code of Ethics, and maintain policy and procedures as outlined in the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Composition: The Professional Standards Committee is a standing committee within the Operations core subject area composed of at-large members plus a Chair and Vice-Chair who will be appointed by the President and President-Elect. Committee members shall be selected by the Grievance & PS Committee Chair, with approval by the President.

 

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Purpose: To develop and administer a well-balanced program of education that services the educational needs of the membership through various programs and recommendations.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of a Chair and Vice-Chair plus members who shall serve at-large.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

Purpose: To be responsible for some of the largest and most successful events and fundraisers that the Association organizes.

 

Composition: The Committee shall be comprised of a Chair and Vice-Chair plus members who shall serve at-large.